Research Symposium 2023

Research Symposium 2023

Sixth Annual ND Energy Research Symposium
Friday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Dahnke Ballroom, 7th floor, Duncan Student Center, west side of Notre Dame Stadium

This daylong event brings together faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, staff and other members of the Notre Dame community from diverse disciplines to learn about important topics in sustainable energy research. This event is free and open to all interested members of the Notre Dame community. If you have questions regarding the symposium, please contact Ginger Sigmon or Barbara Villarosa.

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Faculty presented their research and engaged participants in thoughtful discussions surrounding the challenges and opportunities in transitioning to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Research associates presented their work during the afternoon poster session and networking reception. 

9:00-9:15 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
9:15-11:45 a.m. Morning Session
9:15-9:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks from ND Energy
9:30-10:00 a.m. “Hybrid Bronzes as a Versatile Organic-Inorganic Material System”
Adam Jaffe, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
10:00-10:30 a.m. “Data-driven Computational Modeling of Complex Spatiotemporal Systems for Energy-related Systems”
Jian-Xun Wang, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 a.m. “Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization: Challenges and Opportunities”
Casey O'Brien, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
11:15-11:45 a.m. "Parametric Modeling and Isogeometric Analysis of Complex Engineering Structures"
Emily Johnson, Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
12:00-1:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Presentation:
"Control–Oriented Modeling and Estimation of Li Ion Batteries"
Robert Landers, Advanced Manufacturing Collegiate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1:30-4:30 p.m. Afternoon Session
1:30-2:00 p.m. “Building Theoretical Tools for Controlling Dynamics in Strong Light-Matter Coupling”
Hsing-Ta (Theta) Chen, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
2:00-2:30 p.m. “Material Searches and Designs of Topological Superconductors”
Yi-Ting Hsu, Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy
2:30-3:00 p.m. “Simulation and Machine Learning for Fusion and Fission Energy Systems”
Ryan McClarren, Associate Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
3:00-3:15 p.m. Snack Break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Poster Session and Networking Reception
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Poster Awards

ND Energy has hosted an annual research symposium since 2018, bringing together researchers, scholars, students, and sustainability professionals from academia, industry, and government to discuss some of the greatest challenges and opportunities in sustainable energy research and development facing the world today. View previous symposia here: 202220212020, 20192018.